The government launched its new Red Tape Challenge website today, aimed at ‘cutting back red tape’.
The site will allow business, voluntary and community organisations to have their say about simplifying all legislation – including equality legislation.
The government hopes it will help them identify what is and is not working, and make regulations more user-friendly.
Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone said:
“The Equality Act is here to stay. Fairness and opportunity for all remain at the heart of government. But there is always more we can do to ensure that business is not being strangled by red tape. ”This government is committed to economic prosperity and reducing unnecessary rules and regulations. We want to hear from individuals, businesses, public sector organisations and voluntary and community organisations about how the Act is working in practice. We want to know whether the Act could be simplified, better implemented, or if certain provisions should be dropped or amended, or whether it should be kept exactly as it is.”